Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
A few save-the-dates:
Tuesday August 9th I'll be doing a tribute to the father of the electric guitar Charlie Christian at the Jazz Showcase sponsored by WDCB. Charlie would have been 100 this month, and I've put together a great band (Eric Schneider-reeds, Jeremy Kahn-piano, Jake Vinsel-bass, and Bob Rummage-drums) to celebrate his music and those who were influenced by him.
Friday and Saturday September 23 and 24 I'll be at the Green Mill with my friend and fellow guitarist Howard Alden with our quartet. We took a year off from our annual gig there and a lot of people have been asking when we'll be back.
October 21-23 I'll be at the Roswell Jazz Festival in New Mexico. They've assembled a killer lineup of some of my favorite musicians in the world and I'm so happy to be invited! www.roswelljazzfestival.org